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is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of ou
in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains mild he plans to keep short term interest rates at record lows until unemployment falls to 6.5% and that's not expected to happen until 2015. >>> on wall street the comments helped drive the markets higher. the dow closed up almost 56 points. the nasdaq was up 25. the s&p was up more than 10 points. >>> growing concern over genetically engineered seafood. the significant step taken by some large u.s. retailers. >>> still a few light showers outside right now. you see the clouds. how long do they last and when do we warm up again? i'll have the time lines back in 10 minutes. l month long as one of our march featured v
anti-government views. a lead investigator says a motive for the shooting may never be known. >>> now to washington, d.c., where the house of representatives passed legislation today to keep the government funded through the end of september. that bill now goes to the president to be signed into law, averting a possible government shut down. also, one day after rejecting a spending plan for the senate for next year, republicans in the house passed their own budget plan put together by congressman paul ryan of wisconsin. that plan would cut spending, defund the president's healthcare plan, and privatize medicare. >> repealing obama care means more jobs and lower healthcare costs for the american people. >> the first vote was about substance. the second was about keeping government open. we want to remove all doubt, that for whatever our disagreement on some of these bills, it was worth it. >> it leaves in place $85 billion in cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. >>> new at 10:00, a series of concerted needed to raise money for the america's cup is raising concerns among those wh
court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have
to the state's superior court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 labs that work with deadly substances lack university security procedures -- uniform security procedures. one of the labs is on the campus of university of california at berkeley. experts have been calling for stric
's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failures with safety and security at some of those 350 labs around the country. we'll dig deeper into those so- called failures when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, "new york times" reports the cia has been helping arab government send weapons to the syrian rebels. reportedly, cia officers helped arab governments shop for those weapons including a very large purchase from croatia. and "the times" says the cia helped determine which rebel commanders get those weapons. >>> 7:18. lawmakers may b
the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failures with safety and security at some of those 350 labs around the country. we'll dig deeper into those so- called failures when i see you next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well, "new york times" reports the cia has been helping arab government send weapons to the syrian rebels. reportedly, cia officers helped arab governments shop for those weapons including a very large purchase from croatia. and "the times" says the cia helped determine which rebel commanders get those weapons. >>> 7:18. lawmakers may be closer to passing a new onl
-- d.o.c. by the governor in 2011. >>> the government is doing its part to cut down on underaged drinking. this st. patrick's day o.p.d. participated in a state-wide dekye operation -- decoy operation. a minor would ask an adull to purchase alcohol for them of if they cost plied -- alcohol for them of if they col plied, they -- if they col plied, they were -- complied, they were cited. >>> spike strips have been put down to keep birds from laying eggs and be. >> i can see them spending $7 million. it may off may not be too much. i would say the cleanup would be an issue of concern for any traveler. >> officials say the pigeon problem is a particular concern at the b.a.r.t. station near the coliseum, the daly city station and the mission street station. >>> tomorrow will mark 50 years since alcatraz closed as a prison. the last inmates left the former prison on march 21st, 1963. the prison normally held about 250 convicts. it's now part of a national park. the san francisco "chronicle" reports a special display of the reports will open in the model industries building on alcatraz
the weekend as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they are concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the
of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts to keep the postal service in business. >>> the golden gate bridge is completing the conversion to an electronic toll taking system. the board is voting to change the speed limit of the toll plaza from 15 miles an hour up to 25 miles an hour. then sometime between early tuesday morning and wednesday evening the last toll taker will leave the bridge. drivers will have to use a fast track or set up an account linked to a credit card and license plate number. >> it will be a big change. >> big change. yeah. >>> 4:38. speaking of traffic
of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found to lack standing. some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand if that were the case. >>> a berkeley couple will also attend the hearing. they've been together for 13 years and raised four boys. they say they want the same benefits as heterosexual couples do. the heritage foundation said they hope at least the law in california s
. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> time now 4:38. that spending bill requires a clause a saturday mail delivery to continue. despite that plans to cut saturday service should continue. they say they have to make the cuts to keep the postal service in business. >>> the golden gate bridge is completing the conversion to an electronic toll taking system. the board is voting to change the speed limit of the toll plaza from 15 miles an hour up to 25 miles an hour. then sometime between early tuesday morning and wednesday evening the last toll taker will leave the bridge. drivers will have to use a fast track or set up an account linked to a credit card and license plate number. >> it will be a b
$400,000 by paying his employees less than what he told the government. the report says harris is free on his own recogny sans. >>> the airline with the most boeing dreamliners is reportedly making a new monday. they want boeing to compensate it. the airline hasn't disclosed how much the grounding has cost it. during the last two weeks of january it was losing more than $8 of 8000 in revenue per plane. >>> the commissioners of the national football league spoke today. >> the competition is elevated. in large part because of the stadium. miami is a great city. they're seeing increasing competition. >>> the nfl will announce the most of super bowl 50 in may. santa clara city officials may be trying to seen the deal. they've agreed to hotel and parking tax exemptions. the move is expected to cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars. miami is vying for the super bowl but officials in south florida have refused to make the same move. >>> hewlett pack hard ceo says she's pleased with the progress that's been made. hp held its shareholder m
. >>> the government is doing its part to cut down on underaged drinking. this st. patrick's day o.p.d. participated in a state-wide dekye operation -- decoy operation. a minor would ask an adull to purchase alcohol for them of if they cost plied -- alcohol for them of if they col plied, they -- if they col plied, they were -- complied, they were cited. >>> spike strips have been put down to keep birds from laying eggs and be. >> i can see them spending $7 million. it may off may not be too much. i would say the cleanup would be an issue of concern for any traveler. >> officials say the pigeon problem is a particular concern at the b.a.r.t. station near the coliseum, the daly city station and the mission street station. >>> tomorrow will mark 50 years since alcatraz closed as a prison. the last inmates left the former prison on march 21st, 1963. the prison normally held about 250 convicts. it's now part of a national park. the san francisco "chronicle" reports a special display of the reports will open in the model industries building on alcat
as a precaution. >>> the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. now the spending bill leaves in place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts to the pentagon and to domestic programs. and as a result, hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. one thing the new spending bill requires is for mail delivery to continue six days a week. the postal service wanted to eliminate first class delivery on saturdays to save money. the government accountability office is already said the postal service cannot just decide to end saturday service. but some lawmakers agree with the postmaster general that cut is necessary just to keep the post office in business. >>> today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will close. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they are concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffi
today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison. it was the top prison for almost 30 years, some of the inmates included al capone and the bird man of alcatraz. now it's one of the tourist attractions. >>> right now, checking back in with sal for the commute >>> the traffic is getting busier in the 6:00 hour at the toll plaza, there was a minor accident and the metering lights, it's backed up way back to a foot at the maze. backed up early at about a 25-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. also the morning commute looking good if you are driving on san francisco freeways northbound and southbound traffic looking good. still clearing at northbound 17, santa cruz mountains. looking at the peninsula, 280 off to a good start. >>> 6:18, let's go to steve. low clouds around san jose, some areas clear, they won't last long but they're with us. we're getting them. looks like the breeze tailed off. temperatures will come up a little bit today. more so inland, but not a lot. the bigger jump will be 2-3 degrees. the north wind would help. you can see how everything is going down the coa
anniversary for alcatraz. it was one known as the rock. 50 years ago today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison. it was the top prison for almost 30 years, some of the inmates included al capone and the bird man of alcatraz. now it's one of the tourist attractions. >>> right now, checking back in with sal for the commute >>> the traffic is getting busier in the 6:00 hour at the toll plaza, there was a minor accident and the metering lights, it's backed up way back to a foot at the maze. backed up early at about a 25-minute delay. no problems on the bridge. also the morning commute looking good if you are driving on san francisco freeways northbound and southbound traffic looking good. still clearing at northbound 17, santa cruz mountains. looking at the peninsula, 280 off to a good start. >>> 6:18, let's go to steve. low clouds around san jose, some areas clear, they won't last long but they're with us. we're getting them. looks like the breeze tailed off. temperatures will come up a little bit today. more so inland, but not a lot. the b
to keep the government funded through the end of september. the measure will go to the house where it's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base sa
cypress until monday to come up with a new plan to raise funds to avoid bankruptcy. cypress government leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts. the government ordered banks to stay closed until tuesday now to prevent people from withdrawing all their money. but atms are still operating with withdrawal limit. >> the issue, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much better than it was yesterday. we have slow downs obviously. let's take a look at the bay bridge. earlier minor crash. didn't last for too long. but the metering lights were turned on and slowed down for
the government funded through the end of september. the measure will go to the house where it's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the n
. he was also given a cry station a problem and the government agency said he he can motions -- explosions could extract ingredients from marijuana. >>> the storm caught some people off guard. steve paulson told us about it. we spoke to fans at the world classic who were not happy to see the clouds rolling in and some were forced to look to a backup plan. >> today's forecast calls for rain on and off throughout the morning but steve will be here with a closer look at your weather coming up. >>> news in south korea are trying to determine the source of an apparent cyber attacks. two major banks were shut down at the same time and skulls popped up on the screen. there is speculation north korea is behind the attack. they sent b52 over over north korea. the b52s are part of a nuclear umbrella and they feel reason thatted from nuclear weapons and ballistic missile players. >>> analysts say it could be worth $44 million over the next decade. we will are have more on the two bills they are enacting in congress. >>> here is the congress at the airport. he was greeted by prime minist
on this latest tragedy when see you. >>> 6:17. a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a m
. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redundant safety and security at these labs. i'll continue digging through this report again released minutes ago to see if it tinkles out any of these bioterrorism labs in california. >>> time now 6:18. lawmakers may be closer to pass a new online sales tax. the senate approved a noon binding amendment that would alieu states to collect sales tax. the vet was mostly symbolic. amazon customers here in california already
is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redundant safety and security at these labs. i'll continue digging through this report again released minutes ago to see if it tinkles out any of these bioterrorism labs in california. >>> time now 6:18. lawmakers may be closer to pass a new online sales tax. the senate approved a noon binding amendment that would alieu states to collect sales
a problem and the government agency said he he can motions -- explosions could extract ingredients from marijuana. >>> the storm caught some people off guard. steve paulson told us about it. we spoke to fans at the world classic who were not happy to see the clouds rolling in and some were forced to look to a backup plan. >> today's forecast calls for rain on and off throughout the morning but steve will be here with a closer look at your weather coming up. >>> news in south korea are trying to determine the source of an apparent cyber attacks. two major banks were shut down at the same time and skulls popped up on the screen. there is speculation north korea is behind the attack. they sent b52 over over north korea. the b52s are part of a nuclear umbrella and they feel reason thatted from nuclear weapons and ballistic missile players. >>> analysts say it could be worth $44 million over the next decade. we will are have more on the two bills they are enacting in congress. >>> here is the congress at the airport. he was greeted by prime minister benja
to keep the government running is heading to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose
and keeps the government funded for another six months. it does not reverse the cuts that took effect march first and gives some flexibility to agencies on how to make the cuts. >>> time now, flight attendants are planning a protest to allow small knives on planes today. they will pass out leaflets asking passengers to overturn the decision to allow knives on planes. flight attendants asking passengers to sign a petition. allowing small knives will allow them to look for explosives. >>> controversy on the side of the buses, the new campaign that spreads antigay messages. why it could be trouble for the muslim community >>> the south bay feeling march madness. the hp pavilion will host basketball games today and saturday. the teams include syracuse, st. louis university and mexican state. in the battle between cal and nv >> it's great to be in san jose that is hosted here and we're looking forward to a great evening. >> organizers say there's still a few tickets left, but the best shot may be online. expect to pay maybe a couple hundred dollars for a pair of tickets. >>> they watch more of t
are key right now because state and local governments cut back funding for fire departments. >>> authorities say a student will be charged with making opstory about -- making up a story about being rapped on the u.c. santa cruz campus. she said a man sexually assaulted her on february 17. her story put the campus on edge but investigators said it became clear she made it up. she will be arraigned yesterday. she could get 6 months in jail. >>> a former bookkeeper at a investment ferment in the east -- firm in the east bay has been sentenced for tax evasion. prosecutors say she funneled money to herself over the course of several years while she worked as a bookkeeper. as part of her sentence she has to pay back $1.3 million and back taxes. >>> mortgage rates dropped this week to 3.54%. it hit its lowest point last november, 3.31%. and thanks to the low mortgage rates, home sale rose to their highest level in three years last month. sales were up .8%, 5 million homes more than february of last year. >>> what a difference a day makes with the weather. spectacular and stunning v
for conservatives on the court because it's a question of the federal government coming in to legislate in an area that has been traditionally reserved for the states making marriage law. i think it's a very conservative argument that will appeal to more conservative members of the court. then the liberal members of the court will be excited about being able to sort of affirm a commitment to progressive values like same-sex marriage. >> reporter: here's a breakdown of what may happen in the next few days. if the court strikes down prop 8 as a violation of constitutional rights same-sex marriage would become legal nationwide. or the cot can support prop 8, that means the state can decide whether or not to legalize same marriage. the supporters could be found to lack standing. some legal experts think the lower court rulings would stand if that were the case. >>> a berkeley couple will also attend the hearing. they've been together for 13 years and raised four boys. they say they want the same benefits as heterosexual couples do. the heritage foundation said they hope at least the law in california
. >>> they are trying to keep the government funded through the end of the september. the measure will go to the house where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there ar
. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fall. the "chronicle" reports that he was involved in other crimes. authorities say he ope
issued an alert on hash oil explosions. the government agency says explosions at homes and hotels around the country are being traced to people using butane to get the active ingredients out of marijuana. >>> in other news, senator feinstein is angry that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fa
for america to make government more accessible for america. >>> they could be the victims of a phone hacking scam in the world. they did not go into much detail but hundreds of victims could translate into millions of dollars in damages. the phone hacking scandal involved celebrities, politicians and crime victims. >>> chp is looking into whether reckless driving happened around 6:00, chp said the accident involved one of four cars one of which bursted into flames. one vehicle was driving recklessly before the collision. >>> services will be held for one of three people killed earlier this month. the family scheduled a viewing for the woman and her 15-year old sons. the family was pulling out of their driveway when the car was hit by a man. police say he was leaving the scene of another accident and he is facing homicide and hit- and-run charges. >>> former santa clara supervisor is expected to plead guilty to miss appropriation of funds. he is accused to fuel his gambling addiction. he will be using a $100,000 fun for gambling and he faces a penalty and up to a year in jail. >>> they tried
he was arch bishop, a point of disagreement. the fact that the argentinian government was distributing free contraceptives and was advocating same-sex marriage. however, the president of argentina did meet with the pope this morning. the honeymoon continues in the vatican city. >> and i'm just curious about the weather. last week it was pretty stormy. is it supposed to be a little nicer tomorrow? all right. well, unfortunately, we lost our contact with ben there in rome. but once again, we'll be covering the inauguration of pope francis. that's happening tomorrow morning. >>> new this morning, unhappy postal workers will soon gather outside moscone convention center. ktvu channel 2 reporter, brian flores joins us live to explain why their very livelihood could be at state. brian? >> reporter: the protest is scheduled to take place at 9:00 this morning here in san francisco. unhappy postal workers in the bay area say they are upset that six-day delivery is ending. but they also fear that jobs and maybe their wages may be taken away. the protest itself is being organized
for president barack obama to pass the spending bill or face a govern. shut down. the bigger battle over the 2014 bill continues. >>> and they have a policy meeting later this morning but ben bernanke and his colleagues are not expected to make any changes. they are discuss -- discussing rising home prices. >>> workers and customers joined in a didn't tracing outside -- demonstration outside the postal service yesterday. but post master generals say they are representing $22 billion of revenue. the postal service has lost 27% of its male as well as packaged shipping companies. >>> we are learning about a planned attack. it appears a former student pulled a fire alarm to draw students out into the open and then he went back to get weapons. when officers arrived they found the student suspect dead of a gunshot wound and they found rounds of ammunition and four homemade bombs. >> we received a call from another resident and he said his roommate had point add weapon at him. >> he said the student was not inn rolled and was in the process of being removed from the dorm. >>> in ohio two teenag
, and likely avoided a government shut down next week. the vote was 73-26 to lock in $85 billion in federal spending cuts. those cuts will remain in place at least until september 30, which is the end of the budget year. the house is expected to pass that measure, possibly by tomorrow and president obama has signaled he will sign it. >>> singer michelle shocked released a letter today saying she was sorry about the comments she made about gays and lesbians in a recent concert in san francisco. she said she does not believe god hates homosexuals, she says shwas describing the intolerance and fears of others. here is a portion of what she said. >> we are at nearly the end of times. once preachers are held at gunpoint, and forced to marry the homosexuals i'm pretty sure that that will be the signal for jesus to come on back. >> reporter: in her letter, the singer wrote, my statement aequating the repeal of prop 8 with the end of times was neither literal or nor ironic. >>> 52-year-old joel coffman is accused of molesting one teenage boy, and secretly filming another in a bathroom. coffman coac
francisco bay once known as the rock. 50 years ago today the federal government shut down alcatraz prison, it was america's top maximum security prison for nearly 30 years and held such inmates as al capone, machine gun kelly and the bird man of alcatraz and now one of the most popular tourist attractions. read and see more about it on ktvu.com. we also created the slide show of photos from the rock. >>> march madness is underway on basketball courts all around the country. st. marys is playing memphis, they are trailing. there are different school banners floating around the pavilion as games get underway, cal is one of the teams in the round of 64. they are set to tip off in san jose against unlv then. we checked with them and it says the gales there are all sold out. >>> if you live on the peninsula you will have a chance today to see the world series trophy. the giants championship trophy tour stops at the san mateo city hall between 1:00 and 3:00 this afternoon. both the 2010 and 2012 championship trophies will be on display and in case you are wondering the giants open the new seaso
. people that may have their e- mail and internet surfing monitored by the government. >> anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor. [ anouncer ] ihop's new griddle melts... made fresh and hot! hand crafted just for you. it's like a sexy sandwich. [ anouncer ] compare new griddle melts yourself. just $4.99. it's an epic breakfast sandwich. >>> warmer today too, daytime highs today will be back in the low 70s. there's no fog on the bay. there's a little bit of wind. small craft advisory. >>> developing news, so far the marine base is not telling us the names of three u.s. marines killed last night in an apparent double murder-suicide. as chily campbell reports, one marine shot and killed two others and then killed hymn. kill -- he killed a man and then a woman and himself. quanco went on lockdown. that lasted four hours before restrictions were lifted. the base commander said all three worked at the officer's candidate school. that's where marines interested in becoming officers do their training. they're not releasin
to the marketplace. >>> one reason they are attractive these days compared to government bonds and pass book saving accounts that pay nothing if you are willing to take a little bit of a risk in the stock market you really can make some money. >> we could have up to 33ipos raising about $8.5 billion in revenues, that is positive for the market. >> the only worry that investors drove marins prices artificially high like facebook. that is lingering below the initial offering price. back to you. >>> it looks like tkpwaog sell is hopping on the smart watchband wagon. the company is exploring making a watch with android technology that would connect with its smart phone. google has made a splash with the internet connected glasses thank you see there. they are already in the works. apskpel samsung are working on watches. no word when the google watch could hit the market. >>> the camp susabout to get more crowd -- campus is about to get more crowded. they posed with their shovels. the mission hall global health science building will house faculty. the staff building is set to be completed next year. the
to the new york times the cia has been helping arab governments send weapons to syrian rebels. the newspaper says the air lift of weapons expanded significantly late last year. cia officers helped them shop for weapons including a large purchase from cover asia. >>> experiment bioterrorism labs could be doing more harm than good. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with new reports that question the safety of these labs. kyla. >> reporter: a federal watchdog group is expected to release more information today. the government accountability office says it called for tougher safety standards but the usa today reports the standards have yet to be developed. the u.s. is at an increased risk for -- a lot of the risk has to do with security. it's been a big concern since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. the uada and centers for disease control share responsibility when it comes to inspecting these labs. the usda says it will not adopt many of the recommendations suggested by the federal watchdog group. i'll explain their reasons why when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbe
times the cia has been helping arab governments send weapons to syrian rebels. the newspaper says the air lift of weapons expanded significantly late last year. cia officers helped them shop for weapons including a large purchase from cover asia. >>> experiment bioterrorism labs could be doing more harm than good. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with new reports that question the safety of these labs. kyla. >> reporter: a federal watchdog group is expected to release more information today. the government accountability office says it called for tougher safety standards but the usa today reports the standards have yet to be developed. the u.s. is at an increased risk for -- a lot of the risk has to do with security. it's been a big concern since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. the uada and centers for disease control share responsibility when it comes to inspecting these labs. the usda says it will not adopt many of the recommendations suggested by the federal watchdog group. i'll explain their reasons why when i see you nex
a gov. -- government issue. >> there are certain things that should not be put up for a vote and gay people and like nongay people deserve to build a life and have dreams of having a family. >> reporter: outlawing same-sex marriage or domier defines marriage as between a man and woman. he believes in traditional marriage but not the same sex marriages. the majority supports same sex marriages but some say it is more important to read the constitution. >> i am against a ban on same- sex marriages because they are simply unconstitutional. >> christina ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and the berkeley couple plan on getting married this june. christian perry have been together 13 years and have raised four boys. it has been hurry up and wait. the other place of in the proposition case. >> we need you to stay right here for our continuing coverage and stevenson is on our way and he will be at the supreme court for tuesday's oral arguments. then on tuesday join us for a special report and that's happening at 6:30 on the proposition 8 case and we will gauge re
that the argentinian government was distributing free contraceptives and was advocating same-sex marriage. however, the president of argentina did meet with the pope this morning. the honeymoon continues in the vatican city. >> and i'm just curious about the weather. last week it was pretty stormy. is it supposed to be a little nicer tomorrow? all right. well, unfortunately, we lost our contact with ben there in rome. but once again, we'll be covering the inauguration of pope francis. that's happening tomorrow morning. >>> new this morning, unhappy postal workers will soon gather outside moscone convention center. ktvu channel 2 reporter, brian flores joins us live to explain why their very livelihood could be at state. brian? >> reporter: the protest is scheduled to take place at 9:00 this morning here in san francisco. unhappy postal workers in the bay area say they are upset that six-day delivery is ending. but they also fear that jobs and maybe their wages may be taken away. the protest itself is being organized by the american postal workers and mail
is called open access. >> they say knowledge is power. government hasn't really kept up with all the changes. >> reporter: on this evening vargas was helping put together computer programs that would have not so traditionally radical intent of allowing oaklanders to find foreclosed homes and even find out which street drains are plugged up. oakland resident akerman spoke about getting open oakland in contact with young people living in the city. >> it was a big surprise to me when i moved to oakland and i found myself in the middle of a war zone. >> reporter: they're finding the digital divide may not be a real issue. >> there's a perception that the under class in oakland isn't using the internet and that they don't have access to it and informs they do. >> reporter: some young people in akerma's neighborhood used pictures to show off guns. >> well yeah, i google a lot of things. >> reporter: like what? >> like for instance right now we're looking for a place to live. >> reporter: lisa hernandez was cruising through the area of oakland known as deep east and to the rest of the area as east
. >>> they are making government records more accessible and they are aimed at helping people find building permits and even abandoned homes. >> there is this perception that the underclass in oakland is not using the internet when in fact they do. >> it is part of a international mall project code to make it more accessible. it will give fans a searches for empty seats and engulfs them -- and gives them options to upgrade their seats and this app has not been set yet. >> sal knows all about the morning commute, 208 and everything else -- 280 and everything else. >> i am the real person doing this for you and traffic is doing well on most commutes and we are getting busy as many commutes begin to
is rea suring the south koreaian government they will defend them from any threats from the north. the threats only deepened them and they said is will not change the effort. they will make them notorious and it is being laid out where jacqueline is tell us more in our washington d.c. newsroom. >> reporter: the republican national committee said today is a new day, a new party of fresh beginning and their goal is to win elections. right now the chairman of the committee is talking and he is taking reporter's questions at the national press right here in washington and he said if republicans will win, chairman says they failed to win last year. >> there is no reason we lost. our ground game was insufficient. we were not inclusive. >> reporter: he wants to move up the national convention to june or july and he said august is too late. he said he has more on those who recently left the republican party, more on that when i see you next jacqueline fell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and they are looking for proof to vote, they are deciding whether or not people can put that away by
the government could seize 10% of savings accounts banks have been closed but there has been a run on atm machines. >>> jerusalem, preparations under way for president obama's visit his first to israel he is scheduled to leave tomorrow. while the signs are out in israel that is not the case in palestinian territory. protestors tore down a billboard with the president's picture. he is expected to meet with israeli and palestinian leaders but not offer a grand peace plan. >>> in canada police arrested four people wanted in a daring daylight escape from a prison outside montreal yesterday. two men hijacked a helicopter and forced the pilot to fly over a prison where they dropped down a rope. two inmates climbed onboard. three suspects were captured and another arrested nearby. >>> incredible stunt captured on camera. why they decided to pull off this stunt very early in the morning. >>> tracking rain at 10:45 p.m. he will pinpoint the exact timeline. >>> san francisco, looking at a high tech way to make it easier to hail a cab. >>> a san francisco based, japanese diplomat was given a one yea
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